Connelly disappointed with Illinois budget debate
State Sen. Michael Connelly (R-Springfield) is not happy that state lawmakers continue to battle a budget impasse.
A solution to the budget impasse has been further stymied due to the Democratic-controlled Senate approving a one-month budget plan and separately overriding five of Gov. Bruce Rauner's vetoes of the budget passed in May, a statement on Connelly's website said.
"The one-month budget is a failure on two points," Connelly said. "The first is that it is only for one month. The Legislature is required to pass a 12-month budget to meet its constitutional responsibilities. The second point of failure is that the one-month plan is simply 1/12th of the bad deal the majority party approved in May."
Connelly said the majority passed an illegitimate budget in May.
"The majority admittedly passed a bogus budget in May, acknowledging their plan would spend $4 billion more than the state expects to receive in tax revenue during fiscal year 2016," Connelly said. "Gov. Rauner issued the vetoes to keep his promise about addressing Illinois’ historic fiscal crisis brought on by years of overspending."